Jesus

The Day Jesus Messed Up His Nice-Guy Image

Jesus Light of the World

In his famous painting ’The Light of the World’, Holman Hunt depicted Jesus in a white robe holding a lantern, knocking gently on a door that represents our heart. With blond beard, flowing hair and serene face, the Saviour is presented as a meek, mild soother of souls. Nice image—but the Holy Week of Easter really messes it up… More…

The Resilient DVD is Here! Watch the First Session Now

Resilient DVD Sheridan Voysey

During a particularly challenging time in my life, I began reading Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount in depth. What I found there captured my soul and changed me deeply. The result was ‘Resilient’. You’ve heard about the book and audiobook—now, the DVD. And the first session’s FREE. More…

Is Spock a Christ Figure? After 50 Years of Star Trek, Some Think So

Picture by Gage Skidmore

It was fifty years ago this week when the sci-fi pop culture phenomenon Star Trek, first hit TV screens. While it’s mostly largely secular humanist in outlook, that hasn’t stopped religious themes slipping into Star Trek’s storylines, sometimes quite overtly. In fact, its most beloved character has done some very Christ-like things. More…

In a World of Ideas, How Can We Find the Authentic God?

Man standing on headland looking to horizon

As any psychologist can tell you, our understanding of God is vitally important. Many are held captive by an imaginary deity shaped by fear, pain, past, or our own desires. These humanly-inspired gods always fail us, or forever holding us in torment. So the question is, what is God really like? How can we spot the authentic from the counterfeit? More…

The Resilient Audiobook Is Out! Here’s A Week’s FREE Downloads

How can you stay strong when the storms of life hit? To find out, plug in your headphones, and take a 90-day AUDIO journey with me through Jesus’ Sermon On the Mount.

Yes friends, after weeks of recording and editing, the ‘Resilient’ audiobook is here—an unabridged recording of my devotional that will recalibrate your callings, relationships, spiritual practices, and life choices to help you build resilience.

Each episode is only 3-4 minutes long, making it perfect for daily listening on the go. Here’s a week’s worth of readings to get you started… More…

055 What ‘Turn the Other Cheek’ Means (and Doesn’t) in an Age of Terrorism

The stories come almost every day: terror groups like ISIS destroying lives and using every form of intimidation to get implement their radical vision for the world. How should we respond? I believe Jesus has something powerful to say to the problem, but his words need to be carefully understood before being applied. More…

This Christmas Child

‘Watch him. Watch this child, who grows into a boy, who grows into a man, and is found to be so much more. Watch as he is born—with angelic visitations and bright lights in the sky. Watch as he grows—in favour and stature, and pursues his calling from heaven.’ As 2014 ends, I wish you a very Happy Christmas and new year, and hope this short piece helps focus your life for 2015. More…

036 The Problem with Kitsch Jesus

You’ll find him in Christian bookstores, on ‘Christian art’ sites and all over Facebook. He may hang on your friend’s lounge room wall, or even on your own. He is kitsch Jesus. But while he may remind us of how sweet and gentle he is, kitsch Jesus has a problem. Here he is in pictorial form. More…

004 Why Does God Hide? [Podcast]

Why is God invisible? Why doesn’t he ‘appear’ in front of us? Even when he does appear, he comes disguised as a pillar of cloud, a whisper, or a burning bush, and even Jesus – God in human form – wasn’t instantly recognisable after his resurrection. So why does God so love to hide? In short, God hides so we will seek him. More…

The God of Surprises

How do you get the attention of a world that thinks it knows what Jesus is all about, when it is often only familiar with misconceptions? You do what Jesus did—you tell surprising, beguiling, captivating stories. A piece written for the #BigRead13 Lent event, with former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. More…